Benton comes to Detroit in his first NFL stopbringing athleticism and force to the linebacker corps after tallying a career 300 stops at Central Michigan.
2013: Started all 12 games and finished second on the team with 111 tackles, and two sacks, tied for sixth in the MAC.
2012: Started all 13 games and finished the season with 126 stops.
2011: Played in nine games, starting seven of them, concluding the season with 58 tackles.
2010: Played in 10 games and forced a fumble at Hampton (9/2).
2009: Redshirted as a freshman at Central Michigan.
Attended Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) under the leadership of Coach Steve Nye. Was a three-year starter and ranked on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50.
Charlie Sanders left giant, lasting imprints with every step he took in a football career that began as a youngster in North Carolina and took him to stardom as a Hall of Fame tight end with the Detroit Lions.
Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, whose career with the Lions organization spanned each of the last five decades, passed away Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tori Petry sits down with special teams coordinator Joe Marciano to talk about his passionate approach to coaching and the type of players he's looking to make an impact with this year on special teams.